Day 10 – May Blogging Challenge

Day 10 – Daily Routine

I can’t say that I have a daily routine. I’m rather unpredictable. I do try to wake up a 6:30 am and have a time of Bible study and prayer for about an hour before I start my day, but that’s really the only constant in my days. And sadly even this often gets forgotten.

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Day 9 – May Blogging Challenge

 

You may notice that I didn’t post yesterday. The problem is the topic was “Biggest Pet Peeve” and I really couldn’t think of any of the top of my head. And I also didn’t want to have a whole post (even a short one) that was just me complaining about things that bug me :) So yesterday was not an accident. There will just be no day eight. :)

Day 9 – What’s on your life list/bucket list?

I like to have things on my bucket list that I really actually think I could do. I have a whole board on Pinterest along these lines called Doable Bucket List. Here is a sample:

  • Go on a road trip with friends
  • Sit on a roof and watch the sunset
  • Play hide and seek in IKEA
  • Tie messages on balloons and let them go
  • Spend a night in a treehouse
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Go an entire day without using and technology

And then I have some bigger dreams of things that I would love to do in my lifetime that may or may not happen.

  • Get married and raise a family
  • Travel to another country
  • Adopt a child
  • Meet a famous person
  • Meet my online friends!
  • Live in a cabin in the mountains
  • Read all the books on my “to read” list

What’s on YOUR bucket list?

Day 7 – May Blogging Challenge

Day 7 – What’s your dream job?

My dream job would be working with kids all day. I would honestly do that with no pay, so to be paid for it would be incredible! I’m not sure whether that would be teaching, working at a daycare center, nannying, or something else, but I can’t wait to see what God has planned for me!

Other top competitors for the dream job spot are:

  • Reading – If I could earn money reading fiction, I would be set for life!
  • Pinterest – To bad I can’t be paid to pin!
  • Writer – I can write, but I don’t feel my writing is publishing worthy. I would love not only to write my own fiction but also to support myself with it. I don’t see that happening, though…

What’s YOUR dream job?

Day 6 – May Blogging Challenge

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Day 6 – Your last random act of kindness.

I’ve never really thought about random acts of kindness. I like the general idea, but I’ve never thought: “I think I’ll do a random act of kindness today!” I don’t want to do something nice because I decided to. My goal is to be led by the Holy Spirit so that I am kind to others as an outflow of that.

One of the quotes I mentioned as one of my favorites on Day 2 of this challenge is this: “Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” (Mother Teresa) I don’t want just randomly do kind things, I want to be the girl – the woman – who spreads love wherever she goes. I don’t want anyone to come to me without leaving happier. Most importantly, I want others to see Jesus in me. I want to spread love and joy, I want to do kind things, for His glory.

Day 5 – May Blogging Challenge

Day 5 – Favorite movies you never get sick of watching

First, another random fact about me: I haven’t watch a whole lot of movies, and the ones I have, I haven’t watched multiple times. I’m more likely to want to watch a new movie then repeat one I’ve already seen. So the only movie that I have watched multiple times and still like is Tangled. And then there are several that I’ve seen only once or twice but would probably be able to watch over and over again. These are: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, October Baby, Frozen, and the Lord of the Rings movies. In all honesty, I’ve only seen the first two Lord of the Rings movies. I have read the books, though, so I assume I will like The Return of the King. I hope to watch it very soon!

Disney's Tangled Movie Poster

I love this movie. I’ve probably seen it three or four times, but I haven’t gotten tired of it yet.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Movie Poster

This is an old classic that I absolutely love. If you haven’t seen it, I it’s worth a watch.

October Baby Movie Poster

This is a very sweet movie and a great story of forgiveness and grace. However, it is definitely PG-13 because of some mature themes.

Disney's Frozen Movie Poster

I love this movie. I watched it in the theater and then got it the day it came out on DVD. :)

The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster

The first movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I thought it was very well done, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Two Towers Movie Poster

The second movie in the LOTR trilogy. They strayed more from the book in this one, but overall I liked it a lot.

What’s YOUR favorite movie?

Day 4 – May Blogging Challenge

Day 4 – Best childhood memory

I don’t know that I have one standout favorite memory. Honestly my childhood is mostly a happy blur. If I think back I can pinpoint especially happy moments, but for the most part I just have a general idea of happy memories. If I have to pick, here are three.

1. May 2000 – (This is one of my earliest memories.) I was four. On my way home from Cubbies, I talked with my mom about what it meant to ask Jesus to be my Savior. She explained it to me and talked to me, helping me to make sure I knew what it meant. I insisted that I wanted to “ask Jesus into my heart.” She guided me to pray in my own words and ask Jesus to forgive me and be my Savior. I didn’t fully understand what it meant for me that day, but I just remember how happy I was and how excited I was to tell the rest of my family.

2. September 2005 – I was ten. My family went to the beach with another family. We were having a great time, and then Hurricane Katrina approached. We weren’t too near the path of the storm, but it was recommended that we evacuate. After our parents watched the weather and prayed about it, they decided that we would stay on the island. They were more worried about crossing the bridge to the mainland than staying in our beach house. Needless to say, we made it out just fine. The water didn’t rise very far at all. But afterwards the sea was really fun to swim in — lots of semi-high waves to ride on. :)

3. October 2006 – On a camping trip with my family, I got to hold a baby for a while. He fell asleep in my arms! It was the first time that had ever happened to me and I remember how much I loved it (and it’s still one of my very favorite things). I remember that even though it was a little uncomfortable I didn’t want to move for fear he would wake up. Even when someone offered to take him I didn’t want to give him up. :)

Care to share one of YOUR favorite childhood memories? I’d love to hear it!

Day 3 – May Blogging Challenge

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Day 3 – What makes you happy?

One of my favorite songs coming on the radio or Pandora.
Little kids and the cute things they say. Brightening someone’s day.
Seeing other happy people!
Blue skies and bright sunlight.
Discovering truth in Scripture.
Driving with the windows down and the radio up.
Learning something new.
The color yellow.
Doing something nice for someone else.
Being needed.
Answered prayer.
Reading a really good book.
Holding a baby.
Spending time outside.
Fireflies.
Laughter.
Rainbows.
Sunsets and sunrises.
The beach.

Just like I said yesterday, this is only a very small sample of the many things that make me happy. To see more, check out my other blog where I post one thing that I’m thankful for every day.

What makes YOU happy? Leave a comment about it!